Monday, January 05, 2009

If a Tree Falls...



You know the age-old question, “If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one there to hear...” The Washington Post provided a real-life example of that question in an article back in 2007.

If a world-class violinist -- playing a $3.5 million dollar Stradivarius -- played some of the best music ever written for a violin, would you hear it ? Would you recognize the beauty right in front of you ? Do you think so ?

What if it was being played in a train station and you thought the violinist was just another street performer ?

This isn’t the usual fare for my blog. But if you’re curious and you have some time, you might find it an interesting commentary on our too-busy lives here in these United States.

Pearls Before Breakfast
Can one of the nation's great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let's find out.


In case you’re wondering, I heard about it in a sermon last Sunday.

Don Brown
January 5, 2008

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